Impacts from Hydraulic Fracturing of Oil & Gas on Drinking Water
This online engineering PDH interactive presentation provides guidance on the impacts from hydraulic fracturing water cycle on drinking water resources in the United States.
People rely on clean and plentiful water resources to meet their basic needs, including drinking, bathing, and cooking. In the early 2000s, members of the public began to raise concerns about potential impacts on their drinking water from hydraulic fracturing at nearby oil and gas production wells. In response to these concerns, Congress urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to study the relationship between hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas and drinking water in the United States.
The hydraulic fracturing water cycle describes the use of water in hydraulic fracturing, from water withdrawals to make hydraulic fracturing fluids, through the mixing and injection of hydraulic fracturing fluids in oil and gas production wells, to the collection and disposal or reuse of produced water. These activities can impact drinking water resources under some circumstances.
This 2 PDH online interactive presentation is intended primarily for environmental engineers and professionals who are interested better protecting current and future drinking water resources in areas where hydraulic fracturing is occurring or being considered.
This continuing education interactive presentation is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Familiarizing with the drinking water resources in the United States
- Understanding the concept of hydraulic fracturing and its uses in the United States
- Gaining an overview on the hydraulic fracturing water cycle’s different stages
- Familiarizing with the types of chemicals in the hydraulics fracturing water cycle
Once you finish watching the PDH interactive presentation, you will be redirected to your account to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this interactive presentation.
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